Living our Faith for the Next Generations

old age passing on God to generations

One generation commends your works to another; they tell of your mighty acts. (Psalm 145:4)

                                                           The Mystery”

We walked upon the sands of time

At summer’s end that year;

She said each grain a secret knew:

“In the beginning, God created.”


The mystery that disciplined men

In clinical surroundings sought,

Beneath our feel lay unrevealed:

“In the beginning, God created.”


I watched her sift the grains of sand,

Through her gnarled, crippled hands;

She asked me if I understood that

 “In the beginning, God created.”


No answer came as eventide blushed

Its crimson glow upon her face–so

Kneeling thus upon the sand, she prayed:

“In the beginning, God created.”


Beside her fading form I knelt, cupping hands

That could not pray-‘til in her face

Resplendent shone-grains embedded

Mysteriously, “In the beginning, God created.”


Her winter passed; my spring was o’er,

Before I walked the sands once more,

And knelt with child on secret grains, praying:

“Thus, ‘In the beginning, God created.’ ”

                                                     By Sharon Tate

Even when I am old and gray, do not forsake me, my God, till I declare your power to the next generation, your mighty acts to all who are to come. (Psalm 71:18)

The student is not above the teacher, but everyone who is fully trained will be like their teacher. (Luke 6:40)

Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it. (Proverbs 22:6)

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you. (Psalm 32:8)

Let us be strong in the Lord, living examples through which God’s Word is imparted to our children and grandchildren, that they, in turn, will share this faith with the next generations. Amen.

(Sharon G. Tate blog 10/17/15)  Meditations on God’s Word

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